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Children should not have to face mental health problems alone

Children should not have to face mental health problems alone

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

Why it's important

1 in 6

children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.

50%

of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.

1 in 10
boys aged 5-19 with a mental health condition are excluded in some form from school

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How we help

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Mental health support in schools

Our in-school mental health service supports the wellbeing of pupils, families and staff.

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Training and workshops for schools

We provide mental health training to support school leaders, teachers and other staff to develop mentally healthy schools.

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Counselling training and placements

Gain experience and skills with our child counselling training and placements.

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Your support makes it possible

Thousands of vulnerable children and families depend on our work every single day. We simply cannot reach them without your help. There are so many ways to lend your support.

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For every £1 invested

Place2Be’s counselling service in primary schools has the potential to return £6.20 to society by improving long-term outcomes for each child.

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How you can help

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Make a donation

Providing urgent access to mental health support for pupils has never been more important.

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Take part in an event

Run, cycle, walk. Trek to great heights or tackle some muddy obstacles. Take a look at our fundraising events.

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Fundraise for us

Raise money to transform children and young people’s mental health. Browse ideas, tips and advice.

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Our impact

In the last school year

5,501

pupils were supported through one-to-one counselling

39,641

pupils booked their own appointments to speak to our mental health professional

After one-to-one counselling with Place2Be

61%

of pupils difficulties had less impact on their learning

81%

of pupils with severe difficulties showed an improvement in wellbeing, according to parents and carers

75%

of pupils find it easier to have and keep friends

Place2Be: mental health support in schools

Hear from children and teachers about the impact of Place2Be.

News & blogs

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How to support your child through a separation or divorce

Cecilia Corbetta, Regional Clinical Lead, shares her advice on supporting children through a separation or divorce.

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Black Lives Matter - statement from Place2Be

A statement from Place2Be's CEO on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, and our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Looking behind the behaviour – how children communicate

In an extract from the Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme, we explore how children communicate with behaviour.

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